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Public Private Partnerships In Healthcare

Bishop, Simon; Waring, Justin

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Justin Waring


Ewan Ferlie

Kathleen Montgomery

Anne Reff Pedersen


This chapter provides an introduction to Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in health care. It provides contextual background to the worldwide growth of PPPs and discusses the various meanings attached to the term as well as key controversies surrounding their adoption into the public service landscape. It then introduces key developments in PPPs within the field of health care, outlining different types of PPP that have been established across the globe in light of distinct national contexts for the provision of health care and health challenges. Drawing on the authors’ own research into UK Independent Sector Treatment Centres as well as wider literature, the chapter then outlines key areas of deliberation for management and organization within PPPs. This covers issues of governance and accountability, managing innovation, managing culture and values, and managing employment.


Bishop, S., & Waring, J. (2016). Public Private Partnerships In Healthcare. In K. Montgomery, E. Ferlie, & A. Reff Pedersen (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of health care management. Oxford University Press.

Acceptance Date Apr 29, 2015
Publication Date 2016-04
Deposit Date Jan 7, 2019
Publicly Available Date Feb 12, 2019
Publisher Oxford University Press
Book Title The Oxford handbook of health care management
ISBN 9780198705109
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